#TremonTEAM Challenge 2: Who Am I?
So it’s time for another lovely thinky challenge of the imagination! This week we’re posed this question:
Now I could run absolutely wild with this one, and I was tempted, but I have one answer that’s in my heart. I would be a City girl, because I am one now and always will be, but I would be a bookseller in the Middle City. Not nobility, obviously, but comfortable enough. On the side, and somewhat under the radar, I would offer space in my book shop to those of the City’s youth who can’t afford the University fees, but still long for the student life: education, the means to acquire it (however informally), and a safe space to meet with likeminded souls.
Many a spirited debate, be it scientific or philosophical, or over works of literature, will have taken place in that shop - though they rarely get out of hand, and if they do, it’s surprisingly easy to turn most minds away from violence with a challenge to a duel of words, instead! It’s said that many a resentful mind was soothed to better humour in my little domain, by dueling in poetic verse rather than with blades. Blunt the temper, but sharpen the mind!
And if I like your sharp wit enough, I may even be moved to offer a discount.
No food or drink among the stacks
Swords to be left at the door
Mind the cat